Rustic Winter Deer – Merry Patterns

Welcome back!  Slow start to the day.  Can you believe it is December?  My, how the year has flown by…

Well, I got my act in gear and created this clean a simple card for a few outstanding challenges that revolve around a winter theme.

TGIF (#396) for the subject and colors, Just Us Girls (#660) for the picture over the mantle and the overall colors in the room, Time Out (#228) for both Holiday / Winter and Global Design Project (#371).  Bringing it all together, I chose the Saturday Sketch (#714) layout.

Here is the result: 

MERRY PATTERNS – TGIFC396 – JUGS660 – TOC228 – GDP371 – SS714


  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Garden Green cardstock.
    • The sentiment, Merry Christmas!, from the retired Merry Patterns stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder.
  • Background Panel: (4” x 2½”) White-Washed Pine Board patterned piece of paper from the retired Wood Textures Designer Series Paper pack die cut with one of the Rectangle dies from the Deckled Rectangles Dies set.
    • The Pine Branch image from same stamp set was stamped in the upper right corner with Garden Green ink.
  • Vertical Rectangle: (1¾” x 3⅛”) Shimmery White and Crumb Cake cardstock.
    • The Crumb Cake Trees were die-cut using the Oval Tree die from the Aspen Trees Dies set.
    • A piece of Shimmery White cardstock was adhered in behind the Trees.
    • The desired section of Trees was then die-cut with another of the Rectangle dies from the Deckled Rectangles Dies set.
  • Circle: (2⅛”) Shimmery White cardstock.
    • Two-Step stamping: From the same stamp set, the Deer Outline image was stamped with Soft Suede ink and the Deer Fill-In stamp was stamped with Crumb Cake ink.
    • The Deer was die-cut with one of the stitched Circle dies from the Stylish Shapes Dies set and then fussy-cut with Paper Snips.
    • I drew an eye and completed the chin detail with the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.
    • For more dimension, the Deer was adhered to another die-cut circle.

Prior to assembly, all the elements were highlighted with Crumb Cake ink using a Sponge Dauber.  The Deer was then popped up with Dimensionals.

I love the rustic look of the Deer in a natural winter setting.  Super card for a fellow.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.  Cheers,  Jolanda.

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

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